Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ricardo Montalb├ín RIP (1920 –2009)

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International Space Archives

We just lost a great Latino character actor who played many memorable sci-fi/fantasy roles, Khan Noonien Singh on "Star Trek", Armando the circus owner in Escape from the Planet of the Apes and Conquest of the Planet of the Apes who hid Caesar, the intelligent talking chimp, from the government and eventually led to our planet's downfall. And of course he played Mr. Rourke on that wretched Aaron Spelling show "Fantasy Island." Ricardo also voiced many commercials and short films including this NASA short "Women for Space" (hosted by the International Space Archives)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

McRib Locator

MacRib Locator
So I'm not the only one who loves those greasy little sandwiches. This site allows users to post McRib sightings across the US. I've given up many of the things that McDonalds sells (soda, fries) but I can't give up the McRib.

Luckily, vegetarians/vegans can also indulge thanks to Gardenburger. They are getting harder to find (Kroger no longer stocks Gardenburger, but Trader Joes has them). I recommend adding the pickles and onions and a toasted sesame seed bun.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


After years of planning and waiting, my work with NASA moving images can be seen by the public...

I've digitized about 300 videos from NASA's educational branch and there are another 1000 or so films and videos in the pipeline. Enjoy!